13. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
There aren’t many cars on earth that are as recognizable as the SLK. You’ve seen them just about everywhere. At one point or another, you’ve probably dreamed about driving one. But even used, they’re expensive. The SLK has one of the longest owner retention rates at nine years. What makes this thing so good? Well, the V12 engine that’s packed into a lightweight coupe is one reason. The sheer amount of power under the hood makes this car phenomenal to drive. But even aside from that, you get all of the Mercedes Benz comforts.
The aftermarket world for the SLK is exceptional as well. You can soup your vehicle up with all kinds of extras from ride enhancements to appearance packages. The SLK is surprisingly reliable as well. With routine maintenance, it’s not uncommon to see one with over 200k on the odometer. If you’ve been looking to drive one of the most well-known sports cars in the world, the SLK is it. With its timeless style and a smooth ride, you just can’t go wrong.